Homemade alcoholic brew finds a market as prices soar

“People are bored of sitting at home doing nothing”


Brief | 19 May 2020

Covid-19: Tsakane’s pineapple beer joints are doing a roaring trade

“I always carry a mask with me but sadly I must take it off to drink my beer”


News | 8 May 2020

Years long feud between villages claims life of 19-year-old

“This is the first death, but these boys are causing each other serious injuries” says Eastern Cape village chief


News | 22 April 2020

Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

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Feature | 17 April 2020

Covid-19: George residents thankful for its many soup kitchens

About 80 feeding schemes are operating during the lockdown, many from people’s backyards


Brief | 7 April 2020

Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp


Brief | 3 April 2020

Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor


Brief | 3 April 2020

Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders


News | 23 March 2020

Khayelitsha neighbourhood watch patrollers ask government for support

We patrol around the township barehanded, say members


News | 10 March 2020

Racial tension over housing project

Residents from Arla Park have occupied RDP houses built for people in Snake Park informal settlement


News | 3 March 2020

Stand-off between Langa residents after tavern reopens

Owner accuses those opposing his business of being xenophobic


News | 17 February 2020

Prison officials explain Ramaphosa’s decision to reduce sentences

Officials ask Dunoon residents to accept ex-convicts back into society, as nearly 900 released from Pollsmoor


News | 17 February 2020

Protesters disrupt funeral procession for ANC councillor’s mother

Over 400 mourners were stopped on their way to Matanzima Cemetery, Uitenhage


Brief | 14 February 2020

Cape Town garden changes lives for homeless people

“You have to have an ID, otherwise it is as if you don’t exist”


News | 3 February 2020

From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg


News | 13 January 2020

Refugees join homeless for Christmas lunch event

Ladles of Love apologises to homeless as food runs out during event


Brief | 9 December 2019